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This afternoon I was driving north on I-170 at about 3p.m. when a large 
(massive?) accipiter flew across the road directly in front of me, headed from 
west to east. I knew I would only have a brief look at it so I immediately 
asked myself - What color is the breast - red or gray? I had a clear look at 
the well-lit underparts and the breast was gray. I truly believe that the bird 
was an adult female goshawk. The sighting would have been either in or close 
to Olivette (I-170 passes through lots of cities in its short length) - it was 
after the area of road construction.

I last saw a goshawk about six years ago on a summer trip to northen 
Wisconsin.

Mick Richardson, Kirkwood, St Louis County.

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